Trekking with H’Mong minority hill tribe through the rice terraces and mountains of Sapa. A highlight of Vietnam

Travelling the length and width of Vietnam we came across all walks of life, weathers and landscapes. But in completing our original task of riding from Saigon to Hanoi we knew we had one last adventure left, and it turned out to be the best. After 2 gruelling but amazing days on the bike, passing

Popa Mountain Resort: A serene and relaxing escape with breathtaking views, Myanmar!

Mt Popa probably isn’t on your itinerary for Myanmar (Burma) but it should be! Just an hour away from wonderful but busy and hot Bagan is this temperate retreat. Meaning “flower” in Burmese this mountain really lives up to its colourful name. Heading up the winding roads through tiny villages from Bagan the air began

Staying with a local tribal family in a bamboo house in Yen Bai, Vietnam. A true off the beaten track adventure made possible by our motorbikes!

After initially being underwhelmed by Hanoi after our 2000 mile and 6 week journey from Saigon we knew we needed to get back on the bikes. Riding through some of the most isolated and authentic areas of Vietnam had spoilt us in many ways, leaving us craving that adventure once again. Heading up to the

Myanmar Treasure Resort: Bagan A paradise within this ancient kingdom of Temples

Heading to Bagan there is a wealth of places to stay now in this growing tourist hub of Myanmar. With the dry heat of the dusty streets as you explore this wonderful ancient town you need to plan your retreat well. Selecting a place which offers you the rest needed to get up early for

Hanoi: Not love at first sight, but city that grew on us over time to eventually feel like home!

After reading so many glowing reports on Hanoi we were looking forward to hitting the city after an almost 2000 miles journey from the chaos of Saigon on our bikes. Finally completing our original challenge of riding through Vietnam from one major city to the other it felt like a strange mixture of emotions rolling

Riding around the amazing Phong Nha National Park: Exploring the worlds largest caves and the jungle lined Ho Chi Minh Trail.

After the busyness of the cities in Vietnam and the heat of the costal roads we set off on our bikes for a two day ride along the Laos border in some of the most remote and beautiful terrain the country has to offer. Riding for hours along the jungle lined Ho Chi Minh trail

Exploring the often overlooked karst landscape of Ninh Binh, A short ride from Hanoi but a world away from the city!

Sitting just 90km south of Hanoi the beautiful Karst region of Ninh Binh Vietnam is often described as Ha Long Bay without the water. Being so close to both the capital and the famous bay itself it often gets over looked by travellers either keen to make more ground up on the first leg of

Twisting and turning around the Hai Van Pass: The perfect coastal road that clings to a mountain!

When we originally made plans for South East Asia one of the things we wanted to do was motorbike around Vietnam. After watching that famous Top Gear episode we knew just how much the country had to offer and how much riding a bike would allow us to see. Having finally, and somewhat miraculously, gotten

Visiting the My Son ruins, the ancient Champa temples that narrowly survived the Vietnamese war

By now everyone knows about the Angkor Wat ruins of Cambodia, the highlight of the ancient world in South East Asia. But it must come as no surprise that they are not the only UNESCO listed historic sites in the region. The My Son ruins, of Champa origin, might not have the grand scale of

A guide to Hoi An, Vietnam. The lovely town that tourism spoilt!

Hoi An Vietnam was one of those places that whilst travelling through Vietnam kept coming up time and time again, each person we spoke to seemed to come to the same conclusion, a nice place but actually quite horrible in many ways. Knowing how frustrated we get at being constantly shouted at to buy things, called

How to avoid the corrupt traffic police of Mui Ne, Vietnam…for those on motorbikes and scooters!

So, you are riding your bike through Vietnam and having the time of your life on this epic journey. Along the way you have been greeted with smiles, waves off Police and generally been treated well. Now you come to Mui Ne to take a break by the sea, explore the huge sand dunes and

Ganh Da Dia: The Giants Causeway of Vietnam (Only without the hordes and with added sun!)

When we set off riding from Saigon to Hanoi (and on to Sapa) on motorbikes there was a few obscure stops along the way we wanted to make. Having your own transport gives you the complete freedom to stop off at the places others just breeze passed in their uncomfortable sleeper buses. Ganh Da Dia

5 Amazing Things to do in Queenstown for Free

“The adventure awaits” is a commonly used phrase by travel websites and blogs when encouraging people to travel to Queenstown, New Zealand. It’s true, too–Queenstown is one of the world’s premier adventure towns  because there are few places that produce as much excitement and adrenaline. In Queenstown, there’s incredible nightlife, bungee jumping, downhill luge, ziplining,

Exploring Vietnam’s central highlands on a motorbike and discovering the amazing Dalat Waterfalls!

Heading up to DaLat from Mui Ne the real adventure on our motorbikes was to begin, after being underwhelmed with the touristy coastal town we were ready for a real look into what makes Vietnam so special. Taking the winding mountain roads across lush green landscapes, riding through tiny villages and of course enjoying the beautiful